Music Use Policy

The information on this page is provided to assist you with the use of copyrighted music and materials within the ministries of Christ Community Church.

Purpose of Policies

The purpose of this policy is not to place a heavy burden on the ministries of Christ Community Church. However, churches have an obligation to honor the work and ministry of others and the laws designed to protect that work. Often, there is too casual of a mindset in churches and ministries in regards to the copying of any type of resource, whether it is books, teaching or training materials, video, or audio or printed music. The church should lead the way with integrity in complying with copyright laws.

Many authors, composers, or publishers may be willing to permit duplication free of charge. However, unless it is stated clearly in the materials, permission to duplicate should always be requested and obtained prior to duplicating these works. We believe that God honors and rewards our integrity in these matters.

For any questions regarding the use and copying of copyrighted materials at CCC, please contact the worship pastor.

Duplication Policy

The duplication of any copyrighted work requires securing permission from the author/composer and publisher. Without express permission, you cannot legally make copies of music, or other copyrighted materials, in any form (including print, CDs, digital files, video, etc.). Christ Community Church utilizes CCLI for complying with music copying requirements. However, our CCLI license does not cover all copying and use of copyrighted materials. If you have any question regarding whether materials or music duplication is covered, please contact the worship pastor.

All ministries within Christ Community Church must comply with copyright laws and requirements. In addition, individuals within our ministries are strongly encouraged to follow these guidelines when obtaining music and other copyrighted materials for their personal use. A good rule of thumb is that unless you have been given specific permission by the publishers and copyright owners, it is probably not legal to make copies.

Resources on Copyright Related Issues